Ecuador - All change?
James McKeigue, Editor of LatAm INVESTOR, offers his perspective on the significance of Guillermo Lasso's election in Ecuador.
- Canning House & LatAm INVESTOR
As technology has progressed to permeate every aspect of our lives, the rise of social media has had a profound impact on governments and democratic processes. Disinformation and ‘fake news’ have made it difficult to separate fact from fiction, with increasingly vocal distrust of electoral processes among voters and candidates alike. Democratic institutions’ failure to keep pace with advances in technology and online communication have left them vulnerable to attacks from which they have little or no defence.
Canning House and Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) were delighted to host this joint webinar looking at Digital Democracies and Disinformation in Latin America. The event aimed to better understand the context in which we find ourselves, looking at the rise of social media platforms and alternative media and their role in propagating disinformation, as well as what democracies in Latin America can do to defend themselves and protect electoral and political processes.
This event addressed:
Correspondent in Latin America, Folha de S.Paulo
Director of Public Policy Analysis, Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Director and Founder, D&D Internacional
Executive Director, Espacio Público
Executive Director of the Secretariat for Participation, Interaction and Digital Media
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